[OSM-talk] Help! Changeset reverted without explanation

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 18:18:11 GMT 2010

On 1 March 2010 04:03, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> That doesn't help in this case: for example a US highway crosses multiple
> states, but is always assigned the same shield.    And there is nothing in

This is just a pre-processing problem before going into pgsql for
mapnik, or whatever rendering software you use, you extract the way
inside the polygon.

> standard tagging (that I remember) to distinguish a county from state road -

network=CO (county)
network=S (state)

> I follow the general recommendation that US=primary, state=secondary, most
> major county roads=tertiary.   Those in other regions may promote the small
> roads based on lane count, max speed, etc.

In Australia the designations are applied based on a number of
factors, like source of funding (partially or wholly federally
funded), or the numbering scheme applied by the state (alphanumeric or

As far as I can tell, every route type in Australia has been
documented on this page:


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